The IHBC and CIfA have announced the first major outcome of the newly signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two organisations: free 1-year ‘taster’ memberships to help new members experience our respective disciplines and support at first hand.
IHBC Chair Mike Brown and CIfA Chair Jan Wills issued a joint statement saying: ‘We are absolutely delighted that our new Memorandum of Understanding is already delivering a great new deal for all our members. Our free 1-year reciprocal ‘taster’ memberships offer just the sort of value, benefit and capacity building our hard-hit heritage sector so badly needs.’
‘This innovative initiative will also enhance mutual understanding and respect across our diverse but critical constituencies. It will also extend our collective reach and impact far beyond the usual heritage borders and, hopefully, into the hearts of government and industry.’
CIfA CEO Peter Hinton said: ‘Those CIfA members whose work involves or informs built and historic environment conservation are encouraged to seek additional professional recognition for this specialist work by applying for IHBC membership – just as we encourage those conservation specialists whose work involves archaeology to seek accreditation from us.’
IHBC Director Dr Sean O’Reilly said: ‘We are very pleased to be able to recommend to all IHBC members whose work involves archaeological practice the generous offer of free CIfA membership for a year, so they can experience the discipline and service at first hand and at no cost. And where our members’ work involves or informs archaeological practice, we would also encourage them to seek from the CIfA that recognition, status and accreditation.’
CIfA members can sign up for IHBC membership by following the processes and links HERE
NB: Please note that to take advantage of the 1-year free trial, CIfA members should enter ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ in the field ‘Email address for invoicing’ and your CIfA membership details in the ‘Notes’ field at the end of the form.
For an introduction to IHBC membership see the website and associated links.
IHBC members can sign up for CIfA’s membership taster HERE
For more on the CIfA’s membership see the website and associated links.
NOTE: PLEASE REMEMBER THAT SIGNING UP TO CIfA OR IHBC MEMBERSHIP UNDER THIS PROGRAMME DOES NOT CONFER ANY ACCREDITATION OR GENERATE ANY RIGHT TO USE POST-NOMINALS SUCH AS THOSE INCLUDING IHBC OR CIfA
For more on the IHBC see: ihbc.org.uk
For more from the IHBC on the CIfA MOU see the website
For more on the CIfA see: archaeologists.net
For more from the CIfA on the IHBC MOU see the website